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          PLAYING ‘Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs And Possibly Prison’

          ‘Our 17-Year-Old Son Is Facing 2 DUIs And Possibly Prison’

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          November 30, 2016

          Jackie and Darren say that their son, Bo, was a great kid growing up. He got straight A’s, took accelerated courses, played baseball and golf, and seemed to be in the fast lane to success. Now he's 17 years old and charged with two DUI felonies, including allegedly running over a man in the street causing serious bodily injury.

          WATCH:Teen's Reaction After Allegedly Running Over A Man While High

          "Bo will either be dead from an overdose or dead from a car accident," says his mom. "He started using drugs in junior high. We weren't familiar with the extent of his drug use until recently ... He has made comments that he knows the cartel. That really scares me." His dad adds, "By the time Bo was in ninth grade, he was smoking all the time. He became very disrespectful. We got him into some counseling but he was not showing up."

          In the video above, Jackie recalls getting a call in the middle of the night when Bo was arrested after allegedly running over a man, at which point, Bo's parents say, police found 65 tablets of LSD, Xanax, and marijuana. About two weeks later, Bo got a second DUI after allegedly inhaling air duster and running his car into concrete posts.

          "My police buddy mentioned to Jackie and I, 'Somebody wants your son alive. He should have died on impact alone,'" says Darren.

          "I don't know how the child is still alive," adds Jackie. "I think God is saving him for something greater. We just don't know what it is yet."

          WATCH: Mom Who Lost Child Pleads With Teen To Stop Drinking and Driving

          They turn to Dr. Phil for help. "Our son is on a downward spiral in a quick way," says Darren. "He's addicted. He's only 17. We're looking to get his life back on the straight and narrow."

          Dr. Phil tells Jackie and Darren, "You're not responsible for what he's doing, but you are a part of the problem and I need you to be part of the solution."

          WATCH: Fundamental Parenting Advice: ‘You Don't Reward Bad Behavior’


          On Wednesday's show, Dr. Phil offers this family the help they need before it's too late. Watch more here.


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